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Change of Residency Status
Tri-County Technical College determines residency based on South Carolina law and Commission on Higher Education regulations.
There is a difference in tuition for residents of South Carolina, for residents of Anderson, Oconee, and Pickens counties, and non-residents of these areas for tuition purposes.
Residency factors may include length of time domiciled in state or county, employment, type of visa, dependency, and military status. The resident status of a dependent person is based on the resident status of the person who claims him or her as a dependent on federal tax returns and provides more than half of his or her support.
The initial residency classification is made at the time of admission and prevails each semester until the determination can be successfully challenged. To request clarification of your residency determination, please click on the following link.
In-County Residency Requirements
Students petitioning to change to in-county must submit an Affidavit of Residency form and proof of residency to Student Records, 190 Miller Hall. Proof of residency may include a recent utility bill (including phone, electric, gas, water, sewer, and cable), property tax receipt, lease agreement, car registration, voter ID card, or any official letter issued within the last 30 days by a state or local governmental agency on its letterhead.
The petition deadline is the last day of drop for Session A classes for the term in which the student is attempting to qualify for in-county tuition. Petitions submitted after this deadline will not be considered for in-county tuition for the term.
In-State Residency Requirements
If changing residency from out-of-state to any other residency status, a Residency Application must be completed and submitted to the Residency Officer (190 Miller Hall) for processing.
In order for residency status to be evaluated before the tuition due date, the residency packet must be submitted to the residency officer (190 Miller Hall, Pendleton Campus) no later than seven (7) days prior to the tuition due date (as indicated on the Enrollment and Academic Calendar) for the term in which the student is attempting to qualify for in-state tuition. Applications submitted after this initial deadline through the last day of classes will still be considered. However, the student must pay out-of-state tuition prior to the tuition due date. If in-state residency is then granted, the student will receive a refund of the tuition difference.
Questions regarding residency status should be directed to Mr. Scott Harvey, Registrar.